• Associate Social Media Strategist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/1/2018 11:30 AM)
    # of Openings
    Job Location
    US-KS-Overland Park
  • Overview

    DEG is currently searching for a Social Media Strategist with 2-4 years of relevant experience. A successful person in this role will demonstrate an understanding of client business objectives, the ever-changing world of social media and apply innovative strategies to deliver successful marketing and business outcomes. This person will manage relationships with clients, lead and develop strategic insights and manage overall strategic project delivery. 


    The Social Media Strategist should have a positive attitude and a get-it-done mentality. Working directly with the Client Services, Creative and Strategic Planning teams, the Social Media Strategist is responsible for developing thoughtful strategies that help clients market to the moment. Financial responsibilities include budget management, tracking billing and expenses for the jobs and accounts managed.


    A successful candidate will understand the intricacies of the organic and paid social channels capabilities and thrive in helping clients navigate the constant evolution of social media. They will ensure relevant information is shared across groups (Client-side, Ecommerce, Email, User Experience, Creative, Project Management) and collaboration is translated into specific actions. The variety and nature of work is fun, fast-paced and exciting making the Social Media Strategist role one of the best jobs at DEG.


    • Educate client and internal teams on social media and marketing channel value, best practices and ongoing evolution implications
    • Lead projects to ensure they are meeting internal and client expectations 
    • Collaborate with other departments and teams (Creative, Email, Ecommerce, Paid Media, etc.) to coordinate and amplify marketing campaigns
    • Manage and engage social communities and influencers
    • Lead an integrated team to activate social storytelling, creative content development and campaigns
    • Support and present as part of new and existing business development with emphasis on social marketing opportunities
    • Participate in industry and thought leadership activity on behalf of DEG
    • Maintain knowledge of key social media tools, best practices and emerging trends, including:
      • Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
      • Digital management and monitoring tools (Salesforce Social Studio, Hootsuite, Brandwatch, Sprinklr, Spredfast, Curalate, Chute, Olapic, etc.)
      • Social media activation (paid, earned and owned)
      • Social media measurement/analytics
      • Social customer care


    • Two - four years of experience in a digital marketing environment
    • Deep social media expertise with experience in driving social media strategy and executing social media programs for an agency or client side
    • Specific hands-on experience with social marketing channels
    • Specific industry experience is a plus (such as Finance, CPG, Retail, etc.)
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Fortitude to stay calm under pressure
    • Ability to manage time well, multitask and prioritize projects and tasks
    • Excellent client service skills and positive attitude

    About DEG

    DEG is a full-service digital agency that believes in marketing for the moment. We use the creative application of technology to help our clients create strategic, provocative, and actionable ideas when it means most—all driven and supported by data, process management, technological prowess, and award-winning creative. We’ve become one of the fastest-growing, most-respected digital resources in America because our clients have demanded it. While other shops are working to become “digital,” we were born here.


    We empower our associates to grow and accomplish what they’re passionate about, pursue outside interests, prioritize their families, contribute to their communities, and actively travel. We have a fun, casual work environment and have repeatedly been named one of the area’s “Best Places to Work.”


    Our benefits include: 

    • Multiple health plan options, including independent insurance and pre-tax FSAs, with no waiting period and company-paid premiums for all associates
    • Life Insurance, AD&D, and Short- and Long-Term Disability with company-paid premium
    • Ample paid time off and holidays
    • Generous full paid leave for new parents, including parental, maternity, paternity, and adoption leave and assistance
    • Military leave for active duty service members deployed to full-time service and disaster leave in the event of a natural disaster
    • Optional 401k Retirement Savings Plan with company-sponsored matching program
    • Bonus plans based on company and individual performance
    • Culture Club social events each year
    • Free pop, juice, sparkling water, and Roasterie hot and nitro cold brew coffee in our company coffeehouse, as well as free on-tap and bottled beer for our weekly Beer:30

    We're constantly searching for the best ideas, new and better ways to do things, and new and better things to do. We want smart, driven individuals to help us create DEG’s future. If you invest yourself in your work, live with enthusiasm, and thrive on results, we want to know you.


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